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Some of the state parks in New Mexico offer convenient, nearby camping. If you don’t have all the gear you need for your camping trip to Heron Lake State Park, rent our camping gear online and have it delivered right to your home or convenient pickup point along the way. When you rent our backpacking or camping gear, you are getting a lot better quality than buying at the local big-box retail store, and, you will save money as well. Rental of outdoor gear for a night or two at Heron Lake State Park is easy; just click on the “Rent Online” tab above to get started. You can rent camping backpacks, cooking gear, GPS Trackers, tents, sleeping gear, lanterns – everything you need for a great outdoor experience. We also have new gear for sale as well as any accessories or supplies you could use for your next trip into your favorite state park.

We’ll ship your rented camping equipment direct to your home before your trip, or to a convenient location near the entrance to Heron Lake State Park. On your way back home, just load the rented backpacking and camping gear back into the same box we shipped to you, use the prepaid return label, and drop off the rental at one of our carrier’s shipping points.

Here’s some information you may find useful before your trip (sourced from Wikipedia and other research):

Heron Lake is a reservoir in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States. The lake is part of the San Juan-Chama Project, which transfers water from the upper reaches of the San Juan River through the 12.8-mile Azotea Tunnel (and under the Continental Divide), into Willow Creek and the Rio Chama (and ultimately into the Rio Grande).

Water is impounded in Heron Lake by the 1,250-foot long, 263-foot high Heron Dam, which was completed in 1971. The 5,900-acre lake is approximately 4 miles long and 3 mile wide, and lies at an elevation of up to 7,186 feet (2,190 m). Heron Dam is owned and operated by the United States Bureau of Reclamation.

If you are a first-time camper, an overnight trip into Heron Lake State Park is a great way to get started – it’s probably close by, and the staff is used to advising families out on their first trip. We make it easy to rent gear as well if you are aren’t sure what to take – check out our camping gear packages for easy shopping. Just add food and water!

The southern shore is the location of Heron Lake State Park, featuring over 200 camping and picnic sites, and two improved boat ramps. The lake is a destination for salmon and trout fishing, as well as for small boat sailing. Boat speeds are restricted by a 'no-wake' policy. A 5.5-mile hiking trail crosses the Rio Chama Gorge via a pedestrian suspension bridge, and then runs southwest through wooded terrain to the grounds of El Vado Lake State Park.

The lake, dam, and state park are named after Kenneth A. Heron, an engineer in the early 1900s who realized that water could be diverted from wetter areas to the north, to the benefit of more arid regions to the south.

If you are interested in renting gear for camping or backpacking in or around any national or state park, just give us a call at 480-348-8917 or browse our rental gear above.

To learn more about this state park in New Mexico, visit at their wiki web page .

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